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PERFORMANCE DETAIL

FY Target

Result

f) FY 2002 through FY 2006: Report number of communities/residents served.

f) FY 2002 through FY 2006: Report number of communities/residents served.

2006

N/A

346 communities/3.2 M people (Met)

2005

N/A

551 communities / 1.0 M people (Met)

2004

N/A

693 communities/ 968K people (Met)

2003

N/A

633 communities/ 1.5M people (Met)

2002

N/A

591 communities/ 1.7M people (Met)

GOAL 1: PREVENT ONGOING AND FUTURE EXPOSURES AND RESULTANT HEALTH EFFECTS FROM HAZARDOUS WASTE SITES AND RELEASES.

Measure

Data Source: ATSDR’s HazDat information system is used to track and report on the above performance measures and targets.

Data Validation: An ongoing quality assurance/quality control process (QA/QC) is used to ensure quality and data accuracy for all documents entered into the system. In addition, system-generated reports are reviewed and monitored for accuracy on an ongoing basis.

Cross Reference: HHS-1, HP-8.12, 8.26, *-4, PART

Goal 1, Performance Measure 1

ATSDR prevents ongoing and future exposures by responding to toxic substance releases when they occur or as they are discovered. The agency is able to prevent ongoing and future exposures when EPA, state regulatory agencies, or private organizations accept the agency’s recommendations and take appropriate actions. This measure reports the percentage of ATSDR’s total urgent and public health hazard recommendations that have been accepted.

a) Ensuring Adoption of Recommendations Helps Prevent Exposures — ATSDR tracks the adoption rate of its recommendations to EPA, state regulatory agencies, or private organizations. Since FY 2004, ATSDR’s Division of Regional Operations followed up on the status of 723 cease and reduce and further site characterization recommendations for the urgent, public health hazard, and indeterminate categories. The purpose of this follow-up activity is to ensure EPA and state environmental agencies adopt these recommendations to prevent ongoing

exposures and further characterize sources of environmental contamination. recommendations were adopted.

In FY 2005, 97 of 107

b–d) Public Health Activities — ATSDR works in partnership with EPA regional representatives and state cooperative agreement partners to conduct site-specific health activities. These activities include public health assessments, health consultations, exposure investigations, community involvement activities, health education, follow-up health investigations/studies, and related programs.

Although ATSDR did not meet its FY 2006 target of 15 exposure investigations, an additional 21 exposure investigations were underway in FY 2006. Staffing attrition has contributed to the inability to meet this target. These targets will be retired after data are reported for FY 2006 and, thereafter, will be reflected in ATSDR’s output table.

e) Measuring Partner Productivity — ATSDR continues to work with its partners on defining and implementing productivity improvements. Although ATSDR just missed meeting this target, the cooperative agreement partners have increased their productivity improvement results from 34 percent in FY 2004 to 79 percent in FY 2006. Partner reorganization, lengthy state review processes, and other state-wide reporting requests have hindered several programs. Also, three new partners joined the program in April 2006 and were not included in the totals.

Partner productivity goals and targets are tracked internally by ATSDR management. As results for FY 2006 have been reported, this target will be retired and no longer reported externally.

f) Serving Americans — This target reports the number of communities and residents served by ATSDR and its cooperative agreement partners. As results for FY 2006 have been reported, this target will be retired. Data will be reflected in the Performance Analysis narrative from this point forward.

FY 2008 ATSDR CONGRESSIONAL JUSTIFICATION SAFER·HEALTHIER·PEOPLE

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